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Seth H. Neddermeyer

Photo

Dates

September 16, 1907 – January 29, 1988

Authorized Form of Name

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Additional Forms of Names

Neddermeyer, Seth Henry, 1907-1988

Biography

Abstract

Seth Neddermeyer was Professor Emeritus at University of Washington (1973-1988). Other institutional affiliations included Los Alamos Laboratory, the National Bureau of Stadards, and California Institute of Technology. His research interests included cosmic rays and muon-electron interactions.

Important Dates

September 16, 1907Birth, Richmond (Mich.).

1929Obtained AB, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1935Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1935 – 1941Research Fellow in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1941 – 1943Physicist, Proximity Fuse Project, National Bureau of Standards.

1943 – 1946Researcher and Group Leader, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory.

1946 – 1988Associate Professor to Professor (1946-1973) and Emeritus Professor (1973-1988), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1982Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

January 29, 1988Death, Seattle (Wash.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Richmond (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Seattle (Wash.)

Death

Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects

Collisions (Nuclear physics).

Cosmic rays.

Muons.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology. Co-discovered the muon and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bonbrake, Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bonner, Tom Wilkerson, 1910-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Briggs, Lyman J. (Lyman James), 1874-1963

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Chadwick, George

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cornog, Robert A.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dehmelt, Hans

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Esterline, P.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fortson, E. Norval

Both employed at University of Washington.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Froman, Darol K. (Darol Kenneth), 1906-1997

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at University of Washington.

Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Higinbotham, William A.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hittell, J. L.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Klebanoff, P. S.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Mack, Julian Ellis, 1903-1966

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

McLean, William B. (William Burdette), 1914-1976

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Parratt, Lyman G. (Lyman George)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schubauer, Galen B. (Galen Brandt), 1904-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wineland, David J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Additional

Agnew, Harold M.

Yukawa, Hideki, 1907-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD (1935). Research Fellow in Physics.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Researcher and Group Leader, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher and Group Leader, Los Alamos Laboratory.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Physicist, Proximity Fuse Project.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Associate Professor to Professor and Emeritus Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1929).

United States. Department of Energy

Received 1982 Enrico Fermi Award.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Seth Neddermeyer, 1972 May 30 and 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

University of Washington closed circuit television physics lecture series [motion picture], circa 1967.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Carl Anderson, 1966 June 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Harold M. Agnew, 2006 May 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Seth H. Neddermeyer Physics Today obituary.